The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what they were being told, in the moment. In many instances, facts and circumstances, even the type of crime listed, can change as officers, detectives and investigators continue their work.
From 6:00 a.m. on 04/16/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 04/17/2019, MPD received 531 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, NA=Native American, H=Hispanic, ME=Middle Eastern, A=Asian, MR=Mixed Race, U=Unknown. MPD shifts are staggered as follows: 1st detail=7 a.m. to 3 p.m., 2nd detail=12 p.m. to 8 p.m., 3rd detail=3 p.m. to 11 p.m., 4th detail=8 p.m. to 4 a.m., 5th detail=11 p.m. to 7 a.m.
To further break down the 531 calls for service for the past 24 hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (111), East (102), Midtown (72), North (74), South (54), West (76), and Other (42). Other=these are calls for service that either do not have a sector listed or the sector is not in the City. For example, if one of our officers assists another law enforcement agency, their sector is not listed in our districts so therefore it is listed under "other."
1) CENTRAL: Mental Health Conveyance – 1:00 pm. Earlier in the day the suspect (21-year-old WM) had broken a window and attempted entry into a residence. On that call, officers made contact with the suspect and released him at the scene as he was determined to have mental health concerns but was not a threat to himself or others. The suspect later returned to the location and created a disturbance. The suspect was subsequently taken into protective custody and conveyed to Winnebago Mental Health Institute (WMHI).
2) MIDTOWN: Information – 9:50 am. An MPD school resource officer met with DCHS to assist with an investigation into a possible sexual assault that occurred six years ago. Investigation continuing.
3) EAST: Sexual Assault – 12:47 pm. Officers responded to a 911 hang-up call where the number returned to an address on the east side with a history of domestics. MPD investigation led to the arrest of a suspect (30-year-old HM) charged with 9 counts of sexual assault and one count of false imprisonment of the victim (36-year-old AF). Investigation continuing.
4) SOUTH: Adult Arrested Person – 1:53 pm. Journey Mental Health requested that MPD check the welfare of a suspect (59-year-old AAM) who was wanted on a probation hold and was threatening suicide. Officers contacted the suspect at his residence and took him into custody without incident.
5) WEST: Juvenile Arrest – 2:04 pm. Officers spotted the suspect (15-year-old AAM), who was supposed to be in JRC, walking in the area of Prairie Rd. The suspect attempted to flee from officers but was apprehended and taken to JRC with additional charges of resisting arrest. Investigation continuing.
6) WEST: Sex Offense Misc – 8:33 pm. A naked suspect (45-year-old AAM) approached a juvenile (14-year-old AAF) in the common hallway of an apartment building in the 1100 block of Morraine View Dr. Officers made contact with the suspect who was arrested for lewd and lascivious behavior and a parole hold. Investigation continuing.
7) MIDTOWN: Adult Arrested Person – 9:16 pm. Officers were originally dispatched to the 4900 block of Mineral Point Rd for a caller/suspect (42-year-old WM) who reported he had been shot. Officers contacted the suspect and found that he had not been shot. The suspect was uncooperative with officers, became combative and injured two officers attempting to assist with the arrest. The suspect was medically cleared at a local hospital before being taken to jail on charges of dialing 911 for false emergency, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Investigation continuing.
8) EAST: Domestic Disturbance/Weapons Offense – 1:22 am. Officers responded to the 5900 block of Milwaukee St for a report of a domestic disturbance involving a gun. The suspect (26-year-old AAM) punched a hole in the wall and pointed a gun at the victim (26-year-old AAF) while they were arguing in their residence. The suspect fled the scene prior to officers' arrival. Officers developed PC for 2nd degree recklessly endangering safety, intimidation of a victim, damage to property and domestic battery. Investigation continuing.